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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:59 am | Updated: 10:17 am, Mon Nov 24, 2014.

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) - Charges against a former Franklin County  teacher have been dismissed after she married the student she was accused of having a sexual relationship with.

On Monday a judge granted prosecutors' motion to drop charges against Kimberly Dawn Bynum.

In court documents filed July 2, Franklin County District Attorney Joey Rushing stated the family of Bynum's alleged victim did not wish for the case to go forward, and neither did school officials or local law enforcement. The motion also stated Bynum's husband planned to invoke marital privelege, making the case difficult to prosecute.

Bynum was a teacher at Vina High School when she was arrested for having sex with the student, who was 17 at the time of her arrest in June 2012.

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